Athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis) is a fungal infection. It can itch, burn, sting and make redness appear around the feet. It is a common issue and is contagious in swimming pools, locker rooms and in some health clubs or changing rooms, so wearing footwear in these areas is advised. Contact with wet floors, shoes, and socks can spread the infection. Here are some ways to help cure athlete's foot at home.